‘Tis the Season for Science!
Experience enhanced programming,
expanded live shows,
and the return of Creation Station!

See Our Holiday Hours
Looking for Gift Ideas? Check out our Guide.

Creation Station
November 29 – December 1 AND December 26-31
10:00am-4:00pm 
Back by popular demand! An interactive, family-focused design, build and play construction zone where budding engineers can let their creativity run wild—featuring giant Tinker Toys® and large Imagination Playground blocks, plus an area for building with KEVA planks and Rig Ama Jigs®. 
Included with General Museum Admission.

 

Museum of the Moon – NEW!
November 30 – January 5
Suspended in the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Museum of the Moon is a photorealistic sculpture of the moon—measuring 23 feet in diameter and featuring high-resolution NASA imagery of the lunar surface that shows every cliff and crater.

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Polar Express Day
Saturday, December 14
10am-3pm
Relive the magic and wonder of the timeless classic holiday tale "The Polar Express" with activities inspired by the award-winning book and beloved film. Let your imagination soar and settle in for a unique guided experience aboard the authentic Baldwin 60,000 locomotive!

LEARN MORE ABOUT POLAR EXPRESS DAY
 

Noon Year’s Eve
Tuesday, December 31 
10am-12:05pm
Ring in the New Year early this year! Celebrate with fiery live science shows, magic milk firework experiments, make-and-take noisemakers, plus live shows on the Science of Fireworks, and other surprises!  

LEARN MORE ABOUT NOON YEAR'S EVE

Kids enjoying holiday programming

Gift Memberships! Share the wonder of science with a gift membership to The Franklin Institute. Members receive unlimited access to the museum, plus discounts and invitations to exclusive member-only events.

Holiday Shopping! The Franklin Institute’s Sci-Store is a unique holiday shopping destination, with a wide variety of fun and educational gifts for all ages.

Museum admission not required to visit the store!